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I'm finally completely fed up with my congressman. I've written him before urging him to take one position or another on key issues. More often than not he has disappointed me.

It never occurred to me that I should urge him to support relief for the victims of hurricane Sandy. His no vote is beyond the pale.

Below the squiggle is the text of the letter I submitted to him via his web page "Contact Jim" link.

If you're a fellow TN-05 democrat, please follow suit with some sort of admonition. He needs to know how badly he screwed this one up.

I'm appalled by the Congressman's failure to support disaster relief for the victims of hurricane Sandy. I understand America's tight finances and budget, but $51 billion is a pittance in comparison to the money being funneled to corporate America via tax breaks, loopholes, bailouts and outright corporate welfare.

Though I have often been disappointed by his position on the issues I have supported and voted for him in every election since moving to Nashville seven years ago. For him to vote no on Sandy disaster relief after the federal government stepped in to help Nashville in 2010 is simply shameful.

I'll not be voting for Congressman Cooper in the future. I will support any and all primary challengers, and I will find other candidates to vote for in future general elections.

I appreciate the Congressman's long service to Nashville, Tennessee, and our nation, but I believe it's time for a change.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)
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    smartdemmg, Fiddlegirl, BachFan, scribeboy

    "nothing" the unjust man complained "is just" / ("or un-" the just rejoined) -ee cummings

    by figurefive on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 07:40:05 AM PST

  •  OK, so we ALL are fed up with him. (0+ / 0-)

    We all want him out.  The question is, who can we get to run against him?  He knows he is relatively safe, because if it's a choice between him and a Republican, he will win in Nashville.  I didn't vote for him in the last race; I cast no vote at all in that race, but many people did and he won easily.

    Maybe it's time we draft Thelma Harper. Or Mike Jameson, either of the Briley brothers, the current mayor or any of the last two former mayors.


    The more we are, the less we need.

    by Fiddlegirl on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 08:09:15 AM PST

  •  You'll get back the same old form letter (0+ / 0-)

    we always get back. I get several a year, and they aren't very satisfying. We need something to happen in the TNDP-some kind of actual leadership, or at least someone with a clue. When they have an event to honor Chip Forrester for his outstanding work, you know we have a problem.

    "Its always better to be shot from a cannon than squeezed from a tube" Hunter S. Thompson

    by hooktool on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 10:11:01 AM PST

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